Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Book Review - Micro Macrame...


"Micro Macrame - 30 Beaded Designs Using Crystals and Cords"
by Annika deGroot

I first encountered Annika through her blog "Annika's Atelier" right after I started this blog. She makes all kinds of beautiful things (not just micro macrame). We corresponded a bit back and forth over the next couple of years, checking into each other's blogs upon occasion. I found her to be a delightful and talented woman.

Recently, she contacted me to review her new book. I accepted right away and she sent me an advance copy.

At first glance, I fell in love. What a lovely book with 30 projects in varying degrees of difficulty and a wide variety of projects - from bracelets to ornaments, from victorian to deco - Something for everyone!

Then, this weekend, I had a chance to delve deeper. You know, try one of the projects to see how the instructions worked out. (And, yes, I could not wait to make one of her designs for my own personal use!)

I made the "Stained Glass Bracelet" without too much trouble, as you can see below. (I did lose track of where I was in the middle - I was watching Stargate SG1 and got distracted - but it was not the fault of the instructions).



I had one question which she answered right away and said that anyone buying her book could contact her through her website or her blog and she would be happy to answer any questions.

I really cannot say enough about this book. It has beautiful photos, is well written and would provide anyone (beginner or expert) with plenty of projects and inspiration for quite some time...and isn't that really what it is all about?

You can get a copy here.

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